Thursday, November 29

Onion Rava Dosa..

Rava Dosa is a popular South Indian dish. It looks like thin crepes. Rava Dosas are quick to make. These crepes are prepared without fermenting. They can be served as a snack or part of a main meal. Initial days my rava dosa was terrible.. They use to be thick and never got the golden color. Slowly I learned to master it and now it is just perfect how it has to be. My hubby is not a big fan of rava upma, but thank god he atleast like rawa dosa. So here is the recipe of onion rava dosa in my way...

Semolina 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1/2 cup
Maida 1/4 cup
Ginger, finely chopped 1tbsp
Green chillies 1, chopped
Whole black pepper 2 tsp, Jeera 1tsp
Onion 1, finely chopped
Coriander leaves,chopped 1 tblsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Salt as needed
Oil/ghee as needed.

Cooking Method
Take all the ingredients except onion in a bowl and mix water with it. Use a egg beater for easy mixing. Keep onions aside. The batter should be very thin of running consistency.

Heat a non stick dosa pan preferably. It should be really hot. Drizzle some oil and pour the watery batter, first to form a outer circle and then fill in the centre, just one layer. Immediately top the chopped onions in a sprinkled way. Add a tsp of oil/ ghee over it. Let it cook in medium flame until the dosa browns to a golden colour. It takes some time in medium flame. If you cook in high flame you may not get the crispy dosa. So cook slowly in medium flame. Do not flip, just fold and serve hot.
Serve hot immediately with sambar and chutney the best combo.

Saturday, November 24

Hakka Noodles..

Cooking this Hakka Noodles is very easy, you just have to know how much to boil the noodles. If the noodles are over cooked then u won't be getting the perfectly cooked hakka noodles. So make sure you follow the instruction on the pack or you just boil the noodles for 2 to 3 minutes because you will be cooking the noodles again. I can say that this was the best noodles i have cooked so far. On the day when i cooked this noodles, i shared it with my friends in the apartment. They liked it so much that on the next day one of my friend called me to show her how to cook hakka noodles. For her kids, this has become the favorite food, they just want noodles on every weekends... If we can make a kids happy by our cooking then it means we have succeed in our goal.
So do try this my version of Hakka Noodles and let me know the taste :) 

Plain noodles 1 & 1/2 cup 
1cup fine thin strips vegetables (Cabbage, Carrot, Capsicum, beans) 
1 stem of celery (optional) 
Spring onion 3 sprigs (fine thin strips) 
1 onion, 1 green chilli (fine thin strips) 
1tbsp finely chopped ginger and garlic 
Pepper 1/2 tsp 
1/2tsp ajinomoto 
1tbsp soya sauce 
Tomato chilli sauce 1 & 1/2 tsp 
Salt as needed 
Oil 2 tblsp.

Cooking Method 
Cook noodles as per the instructions given in the pack or boil 3-4 cups of water and cook noodles for 3-4 minutes. Make sure its not over cooked. Drain water and wash it to remove the excess starch and add 1 tsp oil and mix well to avoid sticking.

Heat a pan with oil and fry ginger and garlic, when they turn golden brown add onion and green chilli, fry for 1 min. Add the veggies one by one frying each for half minute. Add the sauces, salt, pepper and ajinomoto. Give a quick stir. Add the drained noodles and mix well. Then add the chopped spring onion and stir well.
Serve hot with any Manchurian or As u like.

Monday, November 12

Happy Diwali 2012!!!

Happy Diwali to all my blog readers and my blogger friends.... I am going to have lot of fun this Diwali and hope the same for all of you... Have Fun and safe diwali :). Surprise your loved one's this Diwali by cooking different types of sweets. To know the recipe click on the link. Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halwa, Suji Ka Ladoo, Roasted Sevai, Suji Ka Halwa, Sheer Khurma, Rice Kheer.

Tuesday, November 6

Vegetable Gravy Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian. There are two versions of Vegetable Manchurian, wet and dry. Made with generous amount of garlic and ginger and flavored with soy sauce and vinegar, the wet Vegetable Manchurian (with gravy) complements steamed white rice and is best when drizzled on a serving of steaming hot rice, fried rice or noodles. The dry Vegetable Manchurian is best served as an appetizer and is a favorite in our home.

2 cups finely chopped capsicum, cabbage, carrot, beans, 
cauliflower and spring onion whites 
2tbsps maida, 2tbsps cornflour 
1tbsp ginger-garlic finely chopped 
2 green chilli finely chopped 
1/4tsp soy sauce, 1/4tsp tomato sauce 
1/2tsp black pepper powder 
salt to taste 
oil for deep frying.

For sauce 
1/4cup spring onions, finely chopped 
1onion roughly chopped 
1 1/2tbsps finely minced garlic 
1/2tbsp finely minced ginger 
2 finely chopped green chillis 
1tbsp cornflour 
2 tsps soya sauce, 1/2 tbsp chilli sauce 
2 tsps vinegar, 2 tbsps tomato sauce 
Oil and Salt as required

Cooking Method 
Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. 
In a bowl, combine maida, cornflour, salt, ginger-garlic-green chilli, pepper, soy sauce, tomato sauce and all the finely chopped vegetables. Sprinkle little water to make a thick mixture. Add water little by little and use only as much water as required to form small balls. 
Carefully place each ball into the hot oil. Do not crowd the vessel. Reduce flame and deep fry the vegetable balls till cooked. Increase the flame towards the end of the cooking process and fry till they turn golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper and keep aside.

Cooking Method For Sauce 
Mix cornflour in a little water. Keep aside. 
In a deep wok, add oil, when the oil is hot add garlic and ginger, fry them to golden brown 
Then add onion and green chilli and fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Now add soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilli sauce, vinegar and salt. cook them for few minutes on a high flame, then add fried Manchurian and cornflour mixture and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on low flame. Garnish with spring onion and Serve hot.

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